11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
jg
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Mount Watson
Elevation: 
11400
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
Unknown
Comments: 

Hard to see where the exact starting zone was. Either triggered by cornice fall or more likely just overloading of the weak faceted snow on the steep east facing slope. East facing slopes in the area were mostly fist hard loose grain facets to the ground with the storm snow on top.

Comments: 

Also noted new snow slides on steep south facing slopes on Bald Mountain. Due to flat light photos did not turn out. Probably instigated from solar affect on Monday. 

Coordinates: 
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